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  • Interest rate surge hammers mortgage applications Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    An unrelenting surge in interest rates for US home mortgages pushed borrowing costs to their highest level in two years, stymieing demand from potential homeowners.

  • Ouch! Earnings will disappoint this market: Kass Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Douglas Kass at the Reach poker tournament in New York.

    Doug Kass presents a stark warning about what earnings will bring.

  • Dreams delayed: Young people put off parenthood Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Hobbled by student loan debt and a weak job market, many young adults wonder if they'll ever be comfortable enough financially to have kids.

  • IMF Flags Top 3 Threats to Growth Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund downgraded its global growth outlook for 2013 on Tuesday, and warned of three "new risks" that threaten to derail the global economic recovery.

  • Customers remain 'scarce and cautious': NFIB Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Small business owner

    Small business optimism fell in June from its one-year high as an uncertain recovery continues to unfold.

  • Weak economy means fewer babies (for now) Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    Skye Pearce and Bryan Haas play with their dog, Lucky. The couple says the dog helps fill the void of not having kids.

    The fertility rate has fallen sharply since the nation went into recession in 2007. "When times are bad, births go down," one researcher said.

  • Is This the Most Hated Bull Market Ever? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    If this is the most-hated bull market ever, maybe there's good reason for it. The rally this year looks good on paper but has come on the backs of some ugly internals.

  • The FDIC on Tuesday will propose a leverage rule requiring big banks to have common equity equal to at least 5 percent of their assets, sources tell CNBC.

  • CEO to Fed: Start Tapering Now to End Uncertainty Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    Ronald Defeo, chairman and CEO of Terex Corp.

    The Federal Reserve should begin its move away from easy money now in order to strengthen a "tepid recovery," the head of a heavy machinery making company tells CNBC.

  • Dow Will Hit 60,000 in 20 Years, Ron Baron Says Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Ron Baron

    The renowned buy and hold investor stressed buying and selling on news is not good strategy. "Everyone thinks they are advantaged by trading on news. They are not."

  • India's Tumbling Currency Matters, and Here's Why Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    The Indian rupee has been plunging for more than a month, spreading fear of a crisis. The key issue now is whether Indian equities will see major outflows as well, analysts say.

  • Goldman Sachs: Treasury Yields Will Hit 4% Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    A rise in 10-year Treasury yields above 2.7 percent on Friday is just the start of a long-term upward trend, Goldman Sachs said on Sunday.

  • Bond Yields Creep Closer to the Pain Threshold Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:24 AM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Yields on U.S government bonds are now fast approaching a pain threshold for the Fed, say experts.

  • Job Growth Posts Large Gain in June; Rate Holds Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    A help wanted sign is placed in the window of Veronica M clothing store in Pasadena, California.

    U.S. job growth accelerated in June, though probably not at a pace fast enough to encourage the Federal Reserve to pull back on its monetary easing policy.

  • Obama's Climate Plan Will Create Jobs: Study Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama feels the heat as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25 at Georgetown University in Washington.

    The US Chamber of Commerce said the president's Climate Action Plan punishes Americans with higher energy bills and fewer jobs. But a new study finds the opposite.

  • Why Higher US Yields Should Cheer Investors Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Rising U.S. bond yields should embolden, not spook, investors as they reflect improving growth and increase the allure of assets that most benefit from an economic upturn.

  • As the attention of global markets turns to the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, Dennis Gartman, the founder of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC that the market response to the data would be "egregiously erratic."

  • Hiring Improves, but Don't Expect a Big Jobs Number Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 3:03 PM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    The June jobs report is expected to show another month of moderate growth. Here's where the pros expect to see growth—and where they see weakness.

  • Will the Obamacare delay spur a hiring boom? Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The Obama administration's dramatic delay of the new health care law's effect on larger businesses could save jobs in the short-term, but is unlikely to lead to a big hiring boom.

  • Private Jobs Jump, Claims Fall as Labor Market Heals Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    Private companies hired 188,000 new workers in June, considerably better than expectations, indicating the job market continues to heal slowly.

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